Richard Leader

Obituary of Richard James Leader

Leader, Jim

Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 12, 2021 after a battle with prostate cancer at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Cathy (Cathrea) Leader for 42 years. Dear father of Andrew and Adrian. Loving grandfather of Carriann and Landreanna. Brother of Mary-ann and Oliver Gregory, Glen and Norma Leader. Jim will be missed by his nieces and nephews, and one great-niece Peyton.

Jim worked at Uniroyal Laxess for 41 years. He was a very strong, determined, hardworking, and very supportive father and grandfather. He loved cycling, reading, and music. Jim will be greatly missed.

At Jim’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In Jim’s memory, donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy, and can be made through the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.


To donate direct, please send cheques or donate online to the charity of your choice. Call us at the funeral home, 519-669-2207 and we will place a card to the family (as always, we still accept cash or cheque at the funeral home)

Grand River Regional Cancer Centre
(Make cheques payable to Grand River Hospital Foundation)
835 King Street West
Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3
(519) 749-4370

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